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"torsten wiesel" Discussed on Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone
"Review the key ideas. Steve is fantastic. Have you back on brains Hans. After all this time I think the last time I saw you an Susannah had just moved to New York. That's right yeah. How long have you been there now? been here about five and a half years now. Well I didn't realize it was that long. You both have your own lab right. That's correct and we continue to collaborate a lover. Yes we have our own independent laboratories and how many kids have you got these days. Got Three kids okay. I think when I first met shoes his anna was pregnant with your youngest. Yep that could be your Nova now. It had been nine years ago. Oh well anyway. It's good to get to talk to you before we start talking about your work that you're on working on right now. Would you mind mind just giving my listeners. Sort of a background about why vision. Research has sort of a special place in neuroscience it kind of in some wastes an iconic area of neuroscience. Yeah so it has an important history. In in neuroscience because neuroscience France was in a sense officially born when the the neurobiology department at Harvard Medical School was formed it was the first of the neurobiology departments armaments so as a feel it kind of got its name then and of course there were neuroscientist before then. For example. Kind of the patron in Saint of neurosciences. Ramon Kahal Santiago Monica from Spain. Who did some of the first very important anatomy and developed the neuronal doctrine trend the idea that neurons did everything some of his most famous drawings or of the I though I think is always captured the interests of a biologist? Even going back to Darwin win. WHO's major problem in kind of explaining how a body could evolve from nothing was to explain organs of perfection like the I.? An entire chapters in books are dedicated to this very question. How can you possibly evolve something? So very specialized imperfect as an. I'm all without design. So in biology itself I think is been of interest in neuroscience is have been of interest from the beginning and in the very first neurobiology department. Two of the central people in it were David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel who got the Nobel Prize for mapping the visual Cortex and discovering several aspects of a fundamental critical processing and the CORTEX is the part of the brain being. That's very special to. It's not special to humans but it's in a sense the most special thing about humans that makes them different in terms of their brain from other animals animals. More than other parts of the brain by developing the systems and methods. They did to study the visual system especially the primary visual cortex of the brain. They kind of laid the road map for how to study. All pieces of CORTEX. Everywhere in the brain and so- visual systems systems neuro. Physiology has been the cornerstone of all corneal physiology and a lot of physiological measurements. It's in the brain. It's been where a lot of the methods of come from is where a lot of the series of computation come from in those computations aren't just visual. They're also used in auditory and other systems so those systems in those studies borrow from what we learned in vision. It's the most important of our senses physiologically and there's probably as much for more research to visual physiology and.